Sunday, April 13, 2014

Junkers Unite With A Reclaimed Wood Shelf


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Welcome to a fun, junk filled post at Beyond The Picket Fence with the Junkers Unite Group. We are a group of bloggers who love JUNK, aka "treasures" that would normally be discarded, passed over, ignored.   I am Becky, author and creator at Beyond The Picket Fence.  If it is your first time here, welcome!
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Today I am bringing you a project made from reclaimed wood--most of it from pallets.  My regular readers won't be surprised--I adore reclaimed, salvaged, junky wood.

I started by picking some pallet boards and painting them.  I usually use a scrappy chip brush (this is on its last leg).  I use one brush for all colors except red, not cleaning it in between.  
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I start with the lightest color, usually a yellow.
 reclaimed wood shelf, paint tecnique, pallets, http://www.beyondthepicket-fence.com/2014/04/junkers-unite-with-reclaimed-wood-shelf.html

I do not sand the wood before painting.  If it is really rough, I use more paint as more will come off when I sand.
 reclaimed wood shelf, http://www.beyondthepicket-fence.com/2014/04/junkers-unite-with-reclaimed-wood-shelf.html
After painting my boards, I layed them out how I wanted them and measured their width.  
 reclaimed wood shelf, http://www.beyondthepicket-fence.com/2014/04/junkers-unite-with-reclaimed-wood-shelf.html
I cut two reclaimed oak boards to put across the top and bottom.  The bottom board is wider to leave space for hooks.
 reclaimed wood shelf, http://www.beyondthepicket-fence.com/2014/04/junkers-unite-with-reclaimed-wood-shelf.html
I attach the colored pallet boards to these horizontal pieces by screwing in through the back.  Be sure to put two screws in each pallet board.
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I then made a three sided box, again out of the oak, but have done these out pallet boards as well. ( I love my MAKITA DRILLS! )
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I attached the bottom of the box,
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and then rest the box on the bottom horizontal board and screwed down through the bottom of the box into the oak piece. This view is looking down from the top into the box.
junkers united reclaimed wood shelf http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/04/junkers-unite-with-reclaimed-wood-shelf.html
Next, secure the short sides of the box with screws from the back of the colored pallet wood.
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For the top shelf I randomly cut a rectangular piece of wood at a 45 degree angle to make two brackets.  These were secured from the back.  Make sure to leave a space for the shelf.
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Add a piece of wood for the shelf, screwing it into both the green brackets and the horizontal oak piece. At this point I sanded it and waxed it with a combination of coconut oil and Annie Sloan dark wax.

Some wooden spools added to the bottom make perfect junky hooks.
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What I love about this piece is its versatility.  Use it in a bathroom,
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a place for everything and perfect with a white shower curtain, colorful towels.
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Don't need organization in a bathroom, how about in a kitchen?
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Hang your kitchen towels, an apron, add wine, cookbooks, 
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a bowl with napkins, salt and pepper.
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Or, how about using it in an entry?  A shelf for keys and sunglasses,
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a box for mail and mittens,
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and of course hooks for coats and purses and such.
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Do you need extra organization before you start planting this year?  Hang this shelf on a fence to add some color, throw a table underneath (this is a pallet we added legs to and metal mesh to sift dirt--work great for a potting bench) and you have the perfect place to pot spring flowers.
junkers united reclaimed wood shelf http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/04/junkers-unite-with-reclaimed-wood-shelf.html

junkers united reclaimed wood shelf http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2014/04/junkers-unite-with-reclaimed-wood-shelf.html
I love planting in these tiny, mudy rainboots!
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I can imagine so many more uses for this piece--in a craft room, a kid's room, in a mudroom, on a porch...

Now that you've got your junk juices flowing, check out all of these fantastic blogs and their projects!

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49 comments:

  1. Your project is amazing....but I LOVE your photography! Thanks for inspiring me today1

    So happy to be partying with you today!
    karianne

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  2. What a super cool piece, Becky! Your signature colours just make the shelf shine all the more. I know I'd have a tough time deciding where to use it because I think every space can use that happy reclaimed colour goin' on! WANT.

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  3. I love how you accessorized your piece in so many different ways. Your paint technique is so awesome!

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  4. Becky, this is absolutely stunning! I love it!

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  5. I'd use it on my new screened porch.

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  6. So cute - and it really does work in so many places! Great job!

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  7. Loving this! it is perfect for any room! but I really do love it for the bathroom! Would love to enter your giveaway! LIKING your FB page! thanks so much!

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  8. I love the colors! And you are right this is an incredibly versatile piece. Great job. So sorry I can't win it, I guess I'll have to make one myself, with your instructions I must be able to do that. Thanks!

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  9. I would use it in my kitchen.

    sandraallen260@centurytel.net

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  10. All of the rooms in my house are painted a nice bright color except the kitchen which is white. I would place this on the kitchen wall for a nice color pop! Love your work BTW!

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  11. I would love to use this on my kitchen island. It's so neat!

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  12. BTW: The link for MariAnn actually goes to Susan's page.

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  13. There are lots of good uses for that shelf and I particularly like it in the bathroom and in the plant potting area. In fact, I need this in my potting area.

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  14. Love it Becky!! So many fun ways to use it...and those spools for hooks are so CLEVER :) Fun to party with you again!

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  15. Love your project and the variety of ways you showed your readers how it could be used. Don't the board cutting space, but I bet I can find some precut pieces and scraps to adapt the plan. I love the way it's painted. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  16. I would love to use this on my back porch when my husband and I go out there to drink sweet tea and unwind. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway and for sharing your talent. :)

    Renee
    fattybumpkins at yahoo dot com

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  17. In my office to keep up with all my bills!!

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  18. Great tray - love the colors! Not sure how I would use, but probably in my living room on the ottoman. - margfretwell60@gmail.com

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  19. I love the wall shelf...you also use the best colors! I have a playroom it would look awesome in!

    The tray is great...thanks for the chance to win it!

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  20. I love your work; really wish you lived here in Brazil to teach me these beautiful things. Congratulations

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  21. Love shelves of any kinds. This one is wonderful!. Especially love the use of spools as hooks!

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  22. I have enjoyed every blog I have visited so far, but yours is the perfect up-cycle for me. I'm the Tin Can Diva of my small apt. complex. I cover them with burlap scraps, fill with goodies, and they are my presents for my friends. Now I have something even better to make for everyone. Thanks so much for sharing your talent. Funky Junk Donna is responsible for my visit and introducing all of your ideas for me to "steal".

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  23. That tray would match my house--I love COLOR!

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  24. I'm a relatively new follower, I love all you creations, and you've inspired me to get working on some old wood I have laying around! If I had this shelf I would use it in the kitchen, the colors match perfectly!

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  25. Love the tray. I would use it in the kitchen.

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  26. Love it! Been following the last couple months, and have even found the courage to pallet shop! Made a few things now inspired by your tutorials! I'd use this tray for serving cookies and drinks:)

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  27. I love the bright colors you used on this adorable reclaimed shelf! It would look great in my beachy themed bathroom! You guys are all amazing with all your wonderful projects,Thanks for the great party yall are so inspiring, and so many great links to check out Pinned for sure!

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  28. Well I finally made it over to link up and enter your giveaway. As you already know..I LOVE this shelf!!! I think I would use it in a bathroom or maybe a home office. As always, this is another really awesome item that you have put together.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  29. Love what you have done! I would hang it on my porch.
    Thanks for offering a giveaway.

    Carol

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  30. I LOVE it Becky! I would use it in the bathroom! You are so creative! Thanks!

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  31. Love the shelf, Becky! It would be perfect in my son's bedroom. Your tray is awesome, too!

    Jeanette

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  32. This shelf is so great! Thanks for explaining how you put it together. Your pictures are A-MAZING, and I love that you took the time to stage the shelf in so many ways! I think I would use something like this in our bathroom, since it has so much more character than the boring white shelf I've had in there for years!

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  33. love this i have a perfect place for the shelf in my bathroom and some pallets sitting on the porch now if the weather would cooperate lol,,the wood tray would come in handy on the footstool for drinks or for carrying out stuff to yard for bbq,s love it xx

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  34. Just found you & am loving everything! What a great tray! Would love to be its new owner... serving a frosty pitcher of lemonade or cups of steaming cocoa or tea in the fall - sigh!! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

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  35. You have such fun ideas! Wish I were handier with a saw and drill :)

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  36. Love it Becky, I would probably use the shelf in my kitchen. Great colors.

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  37. I'd use it either in my kitchen or in my bathroom.

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  38. Love this! I would use it in my craft room!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  39. I love it! I would use it in my craft room where I feel free to go a little crazy with color. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  40. I love the use of the wooden spools!! I might use it in my bathroom or in my craft nook!

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  41. I love all your work! I can't decide if I'd you the shelf in my own craft room or in my bathroom, hmmmm. Just so pretty :)

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  42. I would use that shelp above my sewing machine ! it is perfect thanks for the giveaway chance too

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  43. I would use it in the bathroom...would be very helpful in there!!!

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  44. I love this! The colors are awesome! Pinning :)
    Debbie

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